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Pak commission examines witnesses in 26/11 attacks

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, September 25, 2013
First Published: 08:44 IST(25/9/2013) | Last Updated: 08:48 IST(25/9/2013)

An eight- member Pakistani Judicial Commission examined two Indian witnesses in the 26/11 terror attack case, before an additional chief metropolitan magistrate at Esplanade court, in south Mumbai on Tuesday.   

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Acting on a plea of the judicial commission, additional chief metropolitan magistrate PY Ladekar, has now asked special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam to produce, on Wednesday, the dinghy, which the 10 Lashkar-eTaiba operatives used, along with its Yamaha engine, cell phones and the Global Positioning System (GPS) sets used to reach Mumbai harbour from Karachi

The terrorists had hijacked Kuber, an Indian fishing boat, and used it to travel from Karachi to Mumbai. These articles are currently kept in Arthur Road jail premises.

Meanwhile, the commission on Tuesday examined Dr Shailesh Mohite and Dr Ganesh Nithurkar, who had conducted autopsies of the nine slain terrorists, who were gunned down by security forces. The doctors gave a brief account of the post mortems performed by them.

Nikam who was present during the cross examination said, “Mohite had informed the court that he had conducted the post mortem on terrorist Abu Ismail, a companion of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab. However, the Pakistani Commission did not cross-examine these two witnesses.”

The proceedings, which began at 11am amidst tight security, lasted for four hours.

The commission has come here to cross-examine some witnesses of the Mumbai attack, in connection with the prosecution of seven suspects held in the neighbouring country for their alleged role in the horrendous terror strikes.

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